Berried Anemone (Alicia Mirabilis)

Latin name: Alicia mirabilis
Common name: Berried anemone
Also known as: Wonder anemone
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Actiniaria
Family: Aliciidae
Genus: Alicia

Behaviour & shape: Recognised by countless small berries on body. The berries anemone curls up during the day, tentacles are retracted (10 cm to 15cm). During nighttime it expands and with its tentacles traps for prey.

Size: 10 cm - over 1 metre.

Did you know: The alternative name wonder anemone goes back to its ability to expand and stretch enourmously. Their berries are equipped with stinging cells, harmful to humans.